In the aftermath of the 2007 Virginia Tech shooting, a compassionate community was revealed to the world. Students, faculty, staff, and community members were caring actively.
Then, we set out to build compassionate campuses beyond VT.
- Kindness builds community, but these acts fade away without recognition
- Recognition encourages kindness, but physical and mental barriers stop the recognition of others
- Psychological barriers can be overcome with research-based programming!
We formed the Cor Foundation Inc.
The Cor Foundation Inc. is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization, which translates scientific research into school-based youth programs and research-based practices for school personnel to facilitate prosocial development and reduce violence in K-12 schools and higher education.
We chose "COR"!
It is derived from the Latin root “Cor” (heart) -- “to say it with all the heart; to be sincere.”
A culture of sincere, genuine caring for others is our north star.
We use COR as a variation of CORE, which has applications across fields: computers and technology, media, science and academics. For us, COR refers to an adaptable framework that can be customized to meet others' needs most effectively.